The National Center for Family Philanthropy has developed some of the seminal literature in the field of family philanthropy. Our book Splendid Legacy is generally recognized as the definitive guide to creating a family foundation. Other popular books include The Trustee Notebook: An Orientation for Family Foundation Board Members, Voyage of Discovery: A Planning Workbook for Philanthropic Families, and The Practice of Family Philanthropy In Community Foundations. 

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The nation's largest family foundation is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  With assets of about $30 billion in 2008, the Gates Foundation is also the nation's largest foundation.